Holiday Giving Opportunities

Interested in volunteering at SOME this holiday season? Click here.

Thanksgiving Dinner Drive

Volunteers deliver Thanksgiving dinner baskets to SOME residentsFor many low-income or homeless families in the District, the holiday season can be an especially difficult time.

With stressed budgets and financial challenges, a Thanksgiving dinner just isn't possible. Our Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Drive ensures that every family can enjoy a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings. Last year, 640 low-income families and individuals received a Thanksgiving basket and turkey. This year, we hope to help even more people have a wonderful holiday.

Thanksgiving baskets include sweet potatoes, green beans, stuffing mix, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, fruit cocktail, juice and macaroni and cheese in a new, reusable grocery bag. Due to a shortage of freezer storage space this year, we will be purchasing frozen turkeys from a local vendor to deliver along with the baskets of food. To learn more about donating a basket, click here. Or, give online by clicking the button below.


Thank you for making the holidays even brighter!

Holiday Shoebox Gift Drive

A SOME client receives a holiday shoebox from a SOME volunteer in our Dining Room.Shoebox gifts are shoeboxes decorated for the holidays and brimming with essential items for those in need. Your gift boxes will be given out over the holidays to all who come to SOME for meals and services and to residents of SOME's affordable housing.

Shoebox Contents:

Please wrap the shoebox lid and box separately and label the box with "Man," "Woman," "Boy," or "Girl."

  • 1 hat
  • 1 pair of glvoes
  • 1 scarf
  • 1 pair of socks
  • 1 pair of underwear
  • 1 deodorant
  • 2 razors
  • 1 soap
  • 1 shampoo
  • 1 lotion
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 1 toothpaste
  • For women, 5 sanitary napkins and/or tampons
  • For children, 1 small toy or gift

Please do not include cash, food, candy, mouthwash, hand sanitizer, or fast food gift cards.

We welcome the donation of gift cards. If you decide to donate one or more gift cards, please place them in a separate envelope so that they can be distributed in a fair and equitable manner.

Drop-off at 71 'O' Street:

We will be accepting shoebox gifts through Friday, December 6. We are open Mondays through Fridays from 8am to 4pm and on the weekends from 7am to 2pm. You may also choose to donate online.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].